Learn karate in a supportive, social justice environment.

At Brooklyn Goju, we believe that martial arts training should be available to anyone who wants to make the commitment to grow stronger. Continued training has helped many of us feel more at home in our bodies, more able to center and ground ourselves, and more able to protect ourselves.

Trans & cis women, trans men, non-binary folks, and gender-nonconforming people are encouraged to train in our inclusive space. We welcome all body types and all fitness levels.

Dear Brooklyn Goju students and community,
We are now holding classes online, on Zoom! Please email for a link.

Classes are: Tuesday evenings, 5:30 pm – 7 pm and Saturday mornings, 10:15 am – 12 noon; while we are online, class costs are discounted — ask for details.

Free first class!

You will experience
  • Stretches that can be modified for what works best for your body
  • Exercises that will strengthen your core
  • How to throw a front punch
  • How to do basic blocks
  • How to use your voice to protect yourself
  • How to throw a front kick
  • And you will get a workout!

If you would like to stop by for your free class, email brooklyngoju@gmail.com at least two days in advance to let us know you are coming. 

Free classes are only for one time only! If you have already taken one of our free classes, you can start training with us at any time. Drop in classes are $20 or $25 (depending on income), or you can pay monthly on a sliding scale basis. See the classes page for more info.


We are a proud member of the (trans inclusive) National Women’s Martial Arts Federation (NWMAF).